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Experience Mn. Clearest Lake in the Chippewa National Forest.

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Experience this fine craftsmanship and comfort of a real log home.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Beautifully Hand-crafted log lodges on Minnesota's clearest lake in Chippewa National Forest. 4 bdrms, lg. bunkroom, 3 bath, kitchen equip for gourmet cooks, sauna, fieldstone fireplace, sunroom, deck overlooking the lake w/ private dock and excellent swimming and fishing. Catch Lake trout! Large and Small mouth bass, northern pike, and sunfish. June is the best month for fishing.
Also enjoy Miles of wooded hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and snow mobile trails right out your door. Located on Minnesota's Clearest lake. Caribou lake boasts a clarity of 40 feet. We have canoes, rowboats, kayaks, and a paddle boat available for your use, or a pontoon you can rent by the day. Travel scenic byway 38 to the Suomi Hills north of Grand Rapids. This pristine forest scattered with lakes will exceed all expectations. We're are well extablished and intend to be here for years to come. So get your family and friends together, make memories and start a tradition. It will be someting you'll look forward to all year long. Full week rentals in summer months, minimum two night stays Laborday to Memorial day. WE MAKE IT FEEL LIKE YOUR OWN PRIVATE RETREAT,


The Lake : With visibility of 36' the swimming is superb. Catch Lake Trout, Bass, Northen, and panfish right off your dock. Row boats, canoes, paddle boat availalble for your use, Pontoon available for daily rental.
Quiet lake, but you can bring your own boat for water sports. We discourage jet skis because our loons don't like them.
You will live this lake. And when not on the lake relax with a book, play games with the kids, hike on our miles of wooded trails.
Winter it a magical time for x- country skiing, snow shoeing, and snow mobile the right out the driveway onto 100s of miles of trails.
Once you come you'll keep coming back.

A great gathering place: The perfect place to get together with friends and family. Life is short, so start a tradition of having fun with the ones you love in this beautifully hand-crafted log lodge. We leave you alone, so You will feel like it's your own private lake home. This log lodge was built by one of the top log home builders in the Nation, and also owner of the place. . So,If you've dreamed of having your own log home on the lake this is a great place to start.
For those who are thinking about a log home of their own just let us know. We can answer all your questions, show you plans, and build you one. If you didn't want one before you stay here you will want one after your stay.

For those who love the great outdoors: The last leg of your drive through Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway will take you through the Suomi hills, past lakes, and over the laurentian divide, to the top of the northern watershed. Turn east though tall pines, and down our long winding driveway to the private retreat on crystal clear Caribou lake.
Miles of trails are right out your door. The Suomi and Trout lake non-motorized recreation area are a couple miles away, and the mesabi snow Mobile trail is at the end of our driveway, linking you to just about every trail in Northern Minnesota.

Cross County ski the Soumi Hills, Trout Lake Estate, Blueberry Hills, Sugar Hills, Wabana. Wonderfully groomed trails for all level of skiers.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    A great place for your kids to learn to love the great outdoors. Great swimming lake, and lots of room to run free. Stop on your way up at the continental divide and teach your kids about the great north woods. Trail continues 3 miles to your cabin. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    But you're more then welcome to smoke outdoors:)...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love dogs and cats but past problems prevent this option. We are open to dogs during the hunting season....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One step up to main level....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 4 double

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  • Spacious bedrooms, each with a sliding glass door leading to the deck and overlooking beautiful Caribou Lake which is the clearest lake in Minnesota. All interior wall is insulated to insure a quiet night sleep. We use the highest quality sheets, and in the winter we use all cotton flannel sheets, unless you tell us otherwise. Sauna in your cabin!!!!...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Expand into two additional log lodges, each very private.This is a non-motorized area so we ask that you not bring ATV. The lake allows motors but no jet skis. In the winter there are snow mobile trails going through our driveway, and we ask that you keep your snow mobiles on plowed areas on designated trails. Off season mid-week romantic vacation for couples for $150 per night....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Deck on the shore leads out to your private dock. Crystal clear waters, hard sandy bottom, and narrow sand beach. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Great swimming, sandy bottom, gradual slope, crystal clear water. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Big field stone fireplace and we provide the wood. ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless wifi. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The finest Cotton in the summer Fannel in the Winter, unless you ask for other....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating around the big stone fireplace. ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Excellent if you have ATT...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Lots of parking space. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway and lots of parking space. Room for trailers...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Lots of room for boats and trailers...moreless

  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Bring a long distance card for your out-going calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We proved bath towels but please bring your own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    You own private washer and dryer. Bring you own soap...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Beautiful field stone fireplace. We provide the wood! In floor heat...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Field-stone Fireplace...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Can be arranged...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Very well equit with everything you need for a wonderful meal and great get-together....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    detergent included...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful well equipt kitchen. The perfect place for a big family gatherings...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off of every bedroom...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Canoes, rowboats, and paddle boats there for your use. ...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large, Beautiful deck overlooking the lake. Each bedroom has sliding glass door accessing the deck....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf:

    Many courses in the area ...moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Nice place to sit outside even if it's raining....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless

  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Large cedar sauna right in your own cabin. Or in the summer use the wood burning one by the lake....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 12 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,350

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Early fall
Sep 1 - Oct 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $330
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,100 $7,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Early winter
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$300
$1,700 $5,000
Holiday season
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$335
$2,300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350
$2,300 $9,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Additional adults $30 + tax
  • Additional children $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.85%

Notes:

Holiday weekend no discount and min. 3 night stay required.

$150 a night for couples mid week stay.

Rates based at 6 adults, each additional adult add $30 a night. Kids half price.

Call for last min. availability or mid-week for couples $150 a n

Cancellations/Refunds - Deposit are non-refundable and non-transferable. You are financially responsible for your time reserved at Buckhorn on Caribou.

Rate based at 6 adults. Each additional adult add $30 a day or $180 a week, Kids half price.

Deposit is due at time of booking. Remaining due during your stay. Dogs allowed for hunting season, $15 a night.

Deposit $250 for weekend. $500 for week stay. Deposits are non refundable. Unless you cancel 90 days or more prior to your stay you are financially responsible for the full cost of your stay


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hibbing, Minnesota
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Marcell
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Several options
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
several options
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cross county ski

Car: Recommended

Travel north of Grand Rapids on Scenic byway 38 through the Suomi Hills. Take this scenic drive over the continental divide, and on through the tall pines to Caribou lake, Minnesota's clearest. Trails of all kinds right out your door. Swim in this beautiful sand bottom lake, catch bass right off your private dock, or take a boats out to fish Lake Trout, Northern, or Sunnys. Swim, sauna, hike, or visit one of the many tourist attractions in the area. Open year round for winter's best X-county skiing, snow mobiling, snow shoeing, or just relaxing. The prefect place for those who want to get away from it all and discover what's 'it;s' all about. Room for the whole family, large group or a romantic place for couples.

Take in the sights and sounds of Grand Rapids, or travel north over the 7 hills into the quaint village of Marcell, where you'll find shopping, parks, recreation, and a small town feel. Once you experience this place you'll keep coming back. Relax, Enjoy, Rejuvenate, make it a tradition.

Other Activities: IN the summer enjoy boating, swimming, hiking, biking, wood burning sauna on the lake. In the winter you can ice fish for lake trout, Cross county skiing, snow shoeing and snow moiling, or just cuddle up in front of the fire place with you love, or a good book.

Golf: Several golf courses in all direction. Go to a world class course or a laid back little rural course. You'll always find a t-time Or you in the winter you can drive 15 minutes north to the Big Fork Golf course of year round indoor simulated golf.

Ski: Cross County ski the Soumi Hills, Trout Lake Estate, Blueberry Hills, Sugar Hills, Wabana. Wonderfully groomed trails for all level of skiers. 25 minutes from Mount Itasca down hill, ski jump and Olympic Bi-athalon Center.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1998

About: We know the importance of having a place where you can get away from the stress and demands of everyday life and surround yourself with nature and people you love. Tim had been building hand crafted log homes for private individuals on lakes all over the northern lake area, but he wanted to use his talents to creat a few log homes with the best of the best logs he collected over his many years as proprietor of Top-Notch Log Homes. His goal was to build a few log homes on the nicest lake he could find, and make them available to groups of friends and family's. So his wife and partner, Peg, set out to do some creative financing to make Tim's dream a reality. We purchased a 40 acres Forest with 1100 feet of shoreline on the clearest lake in Minnesota and built 3 each fantastic log lodges,each is situated on over 200 feet of private lakeshore, with your own yard, fire pit, sauna, dock, and a huge deck overlooking the lake. Finally, VRBO suggest we tell you personal things about ourself, such as where we grew up or schools we went to to build trust. Let's just say we're Minnesota born and bred and we won't bore you with the rest. If you want to know just ask:)

Why Grand Rapids:
This little known area refers or a the Suomi Hills is a favorite of people who want to feel of winding roads through the deep forest with a lake around every corner. It feels like a place that time forgot. So we selected the clearest lake of the 1000 lakes in Itasca county and used our talent and skills to create this hand crafted full log lodge which will have you as intrigued indoors as you will be outdoors with the beautiful Forest surroundings, and this unbelievably clear lake. As will the swimming, boating, and fishing for Lake Trout, Large and Small Mouth Bass, or pan fish right from your private dock. This year round lodge has In addition, we actually have three log lodges along 1100 feet of lakeshore, each very private on their own 200' of lake shore, so if your group expand we can accommodate you. We only advertise the one or we would be too busy answering duplicate requests. This is truly Beautiful surroundings, crystal clear lake, Hiking and ski trails right out your door. In the summer this is a non motorized area so no ATVs please. Motor boats are allowed on the lake, but no Jet skis. The lodges have Wifi but TVs.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Located in the Chippewa National Forest this place truly feels like a get away. It will feel like your own personal log home on the lake. The drive to the cabin takes you up Scenic Byway #38 which winds through tall Pines with a lake around every corner. One mile before your turnoff to the cabin your cross the continental divide. Pull in for a short walk through the self guided interpretive trail that teaches you about the water shed, and early history of the area, then continue on to this beautiful cabin that awaits you. As you turn into our half mile driveway smell the tall pines, prepare to relax. We leave the door open so you can go right to your cabin hassle free and just call us from the cabin phone. you arrive its a special occasion we can accommodate Snow mobile trail goes through the


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  • Experience this fine craftsmanship and comfort of a real log home.

    Experience this fine craftsmanship and comfort of a real log home.

  • Plan your winter excape,ski, snow mobile right out your door

    Plan your winter excape,ski, snow mobile right out your door

  • Big sound proof bedrooms

    Big sound proof bedrooms

  • Big private yard to summer fun and games.

    Big private yard to summer fun and games.

  • A special place for the kids

    A special place for the kids

  • This Kitchen has everything you need for a great feast.

    This Kitchen has everything you need for a great feast.

  • Bring the whole gang for winter fun, sliding, skiing, snowmobiling and bonding

    Bring the whole gang for winter fun, sliding, skiing, snowmobiling and bonding

  • Get cozy round the fireplace, or your private firepit,  we provide the wood.

    Get cozy round the fireplace, or your private firepit, we provide the wood.

  • Great swimming in Minnesota's clearest Lake, see down 40 feet.

    Great swimming in Minnesota's clearest Lake, see down 40 feet.

  • Kick back with the whole gang by the fireplace or the deck viewing the lake.

    Kick back with the whole gang by the fireplace or the deck viewing the lake.

  • Even the kids will love the sauna!

    Even the kids will love the sauna!

  • You've seen the photo, now come stay where it was taken.

    You've seen the photo, now come stay where it was taken.

  • Make this place a family tradition.

    Make this place a family tradition.

  • View from the loft bedroom with it's own bathroom.

    View from the loft bedroom with it's own bathroom.

  • All bedrooms lead out to the lake.

    All bedrooms lead out to the lake.

  • Big Beautiful hand crafted Log Lodges with field stone wood buring fireplaces

    Big Beautiful hand crafted Log Lodges with field stone wood buring fireplaces

  • Spend time with the ones you love at this perfect hide-away.

    Spend time with the ones you love at this perfect hide-away.

  • Big bedrooms with view of the lake and deck access.

    Big bedrooms with view of the lake and deck access.

  • Get your gang together and feel like kids again!:)

    Get your gang together and feel like kids again!:)

  • Lake trout caught on Caribou Lake, June 2014

    Lake trout caught on Caribou Lake, June 2014

  • Each bedroom has a private exit to the deck and some with their own bathroom

    Each bedroom has a private exit to the deck and some with their own bathroom

  • Enjoy this year-round sun room screen porch.

    Enjoy this year-round sun room screen porch.

  • Master craftsmanship inside and outside.

    Master craftsmanship inside and outside.

  • You'll love your own private sauna

    You'll love your own private sauna

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